Want to reduce costs? Restaurants, hotels, commercial property owners, senior living facilities and breweries can all benefit from lowering expenses – but where and how?
Energy efficient upgrades are a good place to start. Businesses looking to become more sustainable should consider immediate easy fixes like replacing lightbulbs and going paperless. Remember the three R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Hotels can institute a linen reuse program to get guests in on the action. Almost any business can install a rain barrel to catch free water to keep your landscaping costs down and promote water saving practices. Going green is great for public image, attracting guests or customers and your bottom line.
Food waste can be a major issue for restaurants – each restaurant throws away an average of 20% of perfectly good product. This can be a serious financial drain. It pays to carefully monitor your food waste and see what can be done to stop it!
Lastly, preventative maintenance is key to reducing costs in all types of business. A great place to start is your HVAC unit – have it checked by a trained technician at least twice a year! And don’t forget to properly care for your small engines and other tools. Not having to replace equipment is money in your pocket!
(Post updated with new information on 5/23/17.)